Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
If you possess a curiosity about our physical world and a desire to improve the quality of life, consider a major in chemistry.
Our curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society and involves core and laboratory courses in general, inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry as well as the allied fields of physics and mathematics. Each chemistry faculty member holds a doctorate from a major university. Class sizes are small, and we are proud of our accessibility in and out of the classroom. You will have the opportunity to undertake research to obtain experience in individual scientific investigation.
We offer several concentrations and two minors that prepare students for a wide variety of careers and educational opportunities.
Many of our students enter industry, business, or government agencies after graduation. Some complement their chemistry degree with a teaching certificate. A chemistry degree also provides access to graduate and professional schools.
We’re passionate about helping the chemists of tomorrow achieve their goals.